Sigur Ros has a new album coming out June 18th and it’s called Kveikur. Right now you’re either extremely happy that you’ll soon hear some new Sigur Ros or you’re frustrated that you can’t pronounce “Kveikur” (“Candlewick” in Icelandic). This seems to be the case with Sigur Ros; either you love them or hate them, and for the longest time I was a part of the latter group. I say was because I just heard a song off the new album that has converted me into a Sigur Ros lover.
The song is “lsjaki” and it’s terrific. Check it out below.
After talking to a few of my Sigur Ros loving friends, It appears that Kveikur is very aggresive by their standards. This sense of urgency, which their lack of in their previous albums might be the reason why some people don’t like them, is now the driving force of the new album. Kveikur might very well be the album that’ll make all former haters now say, “Well, I guess I might give Agaetis Byrjun another shot.”
I’m excited for the new album, and it also comes out the same day as the new Kanye West album! Make sure to pick up both this Tuesday.
Also, if you’re not a fan of the above song, check out the song below which is also off the new album. You’re welcome.